Gateway K&N Recap: Sam Mayer

(Photo: GMS Racing)

Start: 3rd
Finish: 4th


-Mayer started the 125-lap race from third place and was up to second in 26 laps.

-He took the lead following the halfway break on lap 69 and pulled away from the field. Unfortunately, the race was filled with lengthy cautions, so NASCAR was forced to cut the race short due to the next event coming up on live television at the track.

-Mayer held the lead with only a few minutes remaining when the last caution came out for oil on the track. The final restart was a two-lap shootout to the finish. He fell to second after the restart and lost two more positions on the final lap to finish the race in fourth place. Since the drivers closest to him in the point standings had trouble during the race, he extended his lead to 30 points with only two races left.

-His next K&N East race will be on Saturday, Sept. 21 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He will also be competing in the ARCA Racing Series on Saturday, Sept. 14 at Salem Speedway in Indiana.


“I had a good restart, but the No. 30 (Spencer Davis) was able to clear me off into turn one. Going off into turn three I just missed it. We’re still looking good in the points, but today we didn’t really earn anything. I definitely have work to do on my end. I have to pull it all together to go win this championship. The guys at GMS Racing gave me another fast Chevrolet and we’ll be back at New Hampshire next month.”